How to Fight Fair Part 1 of 2

How to Fight Fair Part 1 of 2

Fair Fighting Rules for Couples Part 1 of 2 No two people agree on everything all the time. It’s simply not possible. Whether you call it a disagreement, an argument, or a fight, every couple does it. It’s normal. It’s healthy. If you and your spouse never disagree,...
Overcoming Post-Pandemic Anxiety

Overcoming Post-Pandemic Anxiety

As vaccination numbers increase and COVID-19 cases decrease, there’s no doubt that the pandemic is winding down. In every sense, it’s great news: there’s less of a chance of you or your loved ones getting sick, our kids are able to look forward to going back to...
What Do You Call Someone Who Has No Feelings?

What Do You Call Someone Who Has No Feelings?

Decreased Affect and Anhedonia This question was posed to me on an online platform. To begin, if this lack of emotion is observed behavior, it is possible the person is simply not very emotionally expressive. We call emotional expression affect . Therefore, someone...
Coping With 2020

Coping With 2020

Accepting Things We Cannot Control What a year. As of this writing, 2020 is three-fourths over, there is no end in sight for the COVID-19 pandemic and the most hotly contested presidential election in recent memory is less than three weeks away. Stress, depression,...
Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story

Enhancing Your Partnership with Active Constructive Responding There is a joke among mental health professionals that marriage counseling is about teaching couples how to fight. While there is some truth to that old joke, marriage counseling is really about teaching...